The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89847   Message #1697812
Posted By: Willie-O
19-Mar-06 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Keeping my Martin in tune
Subject: RE: Keeping my Martin in tune
The stock answer to the "why don't manufacturers set up their instruments before shipping" is that people have different playing styles and if you don't need a $3000 guitar in tune up the neck cause you might be just a first-position player. Correct intonation is not an add-on option IMHO! However it is legit to point out that different styles of play are accommodated by different action, so it sort of makes sense to do it all the setup at once.

I may be starting to argue with myself here, so I'll stop before it gets ugly.